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Posted 2/13/17 at 6:38 PM | Mark Ellis

She hid Jews in WWII, then became a Nazi’s sex slave after she was discovered

Irene Gut Opdyke

By Mark Ellis

She was only a teenager when Hitler’s Panzer divisions overran her beloved Poland, separating the young nursing student from her family, and launching her on a mission a Catholic girl with Aryan features might never have imagined—rescuing Jews from certain death.

“God blessed my hands to save many lives,” said Irene Gut Opdyke, shortly before her passing in 2003. Opdyke was honored by the Israeli Holocaust Commission in 1982 as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’ a title given to non-Jews who risked their lives by aiding and saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Opdyke wrote a book about her ordeal, “In My Hands” (Random House), a riveting tale of heroism and survival under perilous conditions.

When Hitler invaded Poland in 1939, the 17-year old was several hundred miles from her home at nursing school in Radom, and could not return because her family lived close to the German border. “My little country was really bombarded,” Opdyke said. “Hitler knocked everything down,” she said. “The sky was black with them: row after row of German bombers, flying in formation over Radom.” FULL POST

Posted 2/9/17 at 5:58 PM | Mark Ellis

Vietnam: Hospital worker leads 50 to Christ in two days

Ho Chi Minh hospital oncology ward

Girl born with bent feet healed by Jesus

By Mark Ellis

Born with bent feet, at two-years-old, Mai could not even stand. Doctors in Ho Chi Minh City had been unable to help the baby.

Despairing over her condition, the parents decided to receive prayer from a Christian pastor, along with five other Hmong pastors who were attending a training, according to a report by Christian Aid Mission (CAM).

“The next day, while the husband, his wife and their daughter were at a children’s hospital waiting for their appointment, for the first time in Mai’s life she was able to walk about one meter with the help of her parents,” the pastor reported.

The parents were so elated at this first glimpse of hope that they cancelled the doctor’s appointment and carried little Mai back to the pastor and asked for more prayer. FULL POST

Posted 2/6/17 at 4:41 PM | Mark Ellis

NASCAR driver Waltrip had no time for God, until a horrible crash knocked him ‘conscious’

Darrell Waltrip in 1979

By Mark Ellis

Before he retired from racing and became a broadcaster, NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip was one of the winningest drivers in the modern era. For a time, he was also one of the most unpopular drivers – someone people loved to hate.

“My passion was racing and quite honestly I went at it all the wrong ways in the early years,” Waltrip told the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast. “I was just as aggressive off the racetrack as I was on. I didn’t have a lot of friends. I didn’t think I really needed friends.”

He was the driver with the loyal un-fan base. “They said I was brash, ruthless, pushy, cocky, conceited, aloof, boastful, arrogant, and downright annoying – and those were people that liked me.”

The fans booed him when the drivers were introduced. Fans wore ‘Anybody but Waltrip’ tee shirts to the track. “They hated me,” Waltrip admitted. “The drivers despised me.” FULL POST

Posted 2/6/17 at 4:30 PM | Mark Ellis

Gaga’s Super Bowl anthem ‘Born This Way’ feeds false narrative

Lady Gaga at 2017 Super Bowl

By Mark Ellis

At this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Lady Gaga avoided major political controversies, but also made a powerful cultural statement by singing her megahit “Born This Way,” which implies that homosexuality is genetically fixed at birth and can not be changed.

However, at least eight major studies of identical twins in Australia, the U.S., and Scandinavia during the last several decades all arrive at the same conclusion: gays were not born that way.

“At best genetics is a minor factor,” says Dr. Neil Whitehead, PhD. Whitehead has worked for the New Zealand government as a scientific researcher for 24 years, as well as the U.N. and International Atomic Energy Agency. His PhD is in biochemistry and statistics.

Identical twins have the same genes or DNA. They are nurtured in equal prenatal conditions. If homosexuality is caused by genetics or prenatal conditions and one twin is gay, the co-twin should also be gay. FULL POST

Posted 2/2/17 at 8:13 PM | Mark Ellis

QB Tom Brady follows New Age shaman’s teachings

Tom Brady with his wife

By Mark Ellis

With his prowess as an NFL quarterback, movie star looks, and marriage to a supermodel, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is either deeply admired or the subject of loathsome envy that borders on hate by others.

Like his coach, Bill Belichick, he tends to reveal little about his inner thoughts and feelings. But over the last few years he’s mentioned an unusual book that guides his life, written by a New Age shaman from Mexico named Don Miguel Ruiz.

The book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is “kind of a mantra for my life,” Brady told a Boston radio interviewer last year. He said the book helped him face the challenges associated with “Deflategate,” when he was accused of under-inflating footballs to gain a competitive advantage over other teams.

“I take everything from it (the book),” he told the Wall Street Journal. “There isn’t a wrong word in that book. I read it every couple of years just to refresh.” FULL POST

Posted 2/2/17 at 6:16 PM | Mark Ellis

Pastor’s son lived with a drag queen, but God’s truth led him out of gay lifestyle

George Carneal

By Mark Ellis

His father was a Southern Baptist minister with Elvis sideburns. As the oldest of four, he dutifully attended church with his family in Tennessee.

“Around the age of seven I felt a leading to give my life to Jesus,” George Carneal recounts in his book, From Queer to Christ: My Journey Into the Light. After professing his faith in front of the congregation, his father baptized him.

Shy and effeminate, by fourth grade he was already being called names at school like “sissy,” “queer,” and “faggot.” He was picked last for sports teams. He preferred to hang out with the girls and jump rope or play jacks.

As he got older, bullying became a constant. “I even got teased about the way I walked and carried my books (close to my chest).” School became a matter of survival for him.

In high school Carneal dated a few girls, but shied away from any attempt at romantic intimacy. “My attraction was toward boys,” he admits, “but I didn’t understand why.” FULL POST

Posted 2/1/17 at 6:41 PM | Mark Ellis

ISIS guard watched women given away as sex slaves until he couldn’t take it anymore

Female captives of ISIS

By Mark Ellis

After ISIS captured his city in Syria, one man thought life would be good, living in their self-proclaimed caliphate. But when he witnessed the mistreatment of female captives as sex slaves, he became disillusioned and fled.

“When they (ISIS) first came, things were very good,” Nizar* told the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism. “It really felt like Islam. We started going to the mosque. A sheikh would give lessons in the Qur’an.”

The sheikh taught him ISIS was in the right and there would be no injustice. Nizar and his wife thought they could go on with normal life.

He became a guard at the detention center for the “hisbah,” or religious police. Every day as many as 100 men were brought in for various infractions of sharia law, such as smoking or having a wife that lacked the proper covering. FULL POST

Posted 1/31/17 at 6:30 PM | Mark Ellis

Elon Musk’s ‘Matrix-like’ plans to install computers in human brains

Elon Musk

By Mark Ellis

Tesla and Space-X tech mogul Elon Musk has strong opinions about artificial intelligence (AI), suggesting that AI may “summon the demon” that will put humanity at risk or turn us all into the house pets of machines.

He believes AI may be even more dangerous than nuclear weapons.

To fight the perceived dangers, Musk is planning to unveil new computers that can be placed directly in human brains, what some call “neural lace.” The phrase was first conceived by science fiction writer Iain M. Banks and refers to a way of interfacing computers directly with human thoughts.

In a January 25th tweet, Musk confirmed his firm is working on neural lace and he promised to reveal details of their research in February.

Neural lace is essentially a wireless mesh that can serve as an interface between a computing device implanted into the brain and the brain’s biological circuitry. The neural lace could potentially be programmed to control chemicals released by the brain’s neurons, enhancing intelligence, memory, and other functionality. FULL POST

Posted 1/31/17 at 3:24 PM | Mark Ellis

Scorsese: Christianity is where I find meaning in life

Martin Scorsese at Fuller's Brehm Center

By Mark Ellis

Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese spoke at Fuller Seminary recently after a private screening of his new film Silence, the formidable saga of Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.

At the screening, Scorsese reflected on his years-long struggle to make the film and its impact on his Christian faith.

“Where do I go to find the meaning of existence and the meaning of life? For me, it’s Christianity,” Scorsese told Brehm Center Director Mako Fujimura (who served as a consultant to the film) and Kutter Callaway, an asst. professor of theology and culture at Fuller.

Without the love and compassion inherent in Christianity, there is little hope for humanity, he said. “This is the real saving grace of our world, of our species, really,” he declared.

Scorsese has been thinking about the book and the film project since 1989. “Reading over the last 20 years I’ve found authors apologizing for a Christian attitude, another one saying, ‘This seems disturbingly Christian.’” FULL POST

Posted 1/30/17 at 6:14 PM | Mark Ellis

Uganda: Radical Muslim mob overruns church, rapes 15 women; pastor and others missing

Service at Katira Church before attack

By Mark Ellis

A pastor in eastern Uganda and eight other Christians are unaccounted for after a Muslim mob attacked a church service, locked the congregation inside, beat several members and raped 15 women, according to Morning Star News (MSN).

An angry horde of 90 Muslims burst into the evening prayer meeting of Katira Church of Uganda at about 8:30 p.m. on January 15th and beat congregants with clubs and sticks. Previously Muslims had thrown stones at the roof of the church building to disrupt church services of the 500-member congregation.

About 80 members were in attendance at the evening service. One believer who escaped before the doors were locked heard one of the attackers shout, “Away with the pastor who is converting our Muslims to Christianity,” according to MSN.

At the time of the attack, Pastor Moses Mutasa was outside questioning some visitors. He attempted to flee, but it is unclear if he was captured or killed. FULL POST

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